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Hello hello hello! A lot from our newsroom this morning. Julie Grant reports on the ongoing questions about the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg: At a forum yesterday at the center, Acting Director of the New York State Office of Mental...
New York’s DEC announced new rules this week for reselling large-mouth bass to consumers. It used to be only licensed hatcheries could sell the fish for food. Now a fish marketer can buy the fish from a hatchery and sell (dead) to...
State environment officials say the biggest brook trout in New York state history was hauled in in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area in Hamilton County last month. The trout caught by William Altman weighed in at 5 pounts 14 ounces.This from...
State officials say a Forestport man named Dan Germain has set a new official record for landing a whopper brook trout in New York waters. Germain was fishing June 15th in South Lake in Herkimer County in the southwest Adirondacks when he took the...
News stories tagged with "fishing"
Feb 12, 2003 — David Sommerstein talks with David Moore of Oklahoma, president of the Carp Anglers Group. He'll oversee technical aspects of the St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament set for this August on the St. Lawrence River. Go to full article
Nov 21, 2002 — Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. It's the result of a decade of coalition building between the many users of the Tug Hill. So far it has broad support. David Sommerstein visited what's now called the "East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest" to see how the plan is shaping up. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Nov 01, 2002 — Flyfishing is one of those pastimes that outsiders view with a kind of awe - art, dance and science combine to lay a line and a tiny twist of feathers and hair along the water just right to tease a fish. New York's flyfishing season ended a couple of weeks ago, but not before Todd Moe pulled on some waders and tried his hand. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 02, 2002 — Yesterday was the first day of trout season. It was cold and blustery, but Brian Mann decided to shake out his tackle box and go stand by the Saranac River for a couple of hours. Brian didn't catch any fish, but he tells us it was a great excuse to hang around in bait shops on a Monday afternoon. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 02, 2002 — Officials are urging anglers to trade in their lead sinkers for tin and steel alternatives. State wildlife officials and environmentalists say the sinkers can poison and even kill loons. The Legislature is considering banning the sale of lead sinkers of one-half-ounce or less. Martha Foley talks with Dr. Nina Schoch who has helped to organize a sinker exchange program.
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May 18, 2001 — Soon you'll be able to use the Internet to see if any of your local streams are safe for swimming or fishing. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Apr 11, 2001 — Great Lakes states are reducing the number of large fish they're stocking in the waterways. Fewer salmon, trout, and bass are being added to the lakes for recreational fishing because of changes in the ecosystems that are making it harder for the fish to survive. As Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl reports, those changes may be symptoms of bigger problems in the Great Lakes. Go to full article